Free Skin Cancer Screening
When: Monday, May 2, 2011 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center (4th floor, room 4-175 of the Phillips-Wangensteen Building)
This year marks the 27th Anniversary of Melanoma Monday, the free skin-cancer screening event sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. The skin cancer screening will be held on Monday, May 2, 2011 in the Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center at the University of Minnesota. The screening is free and offered to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings will be performed on a first-come first-serve basis, so no appointments are necessary. Dermatologists at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview will perform full or partial body checks.
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. If melanoma is not detected at an early stage, it can spread to other parts of the body and it potentially lethal. Dermatologists will also examine for other common skin lesions such as a suspicous nevi (moles), basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and actinic keratoses. A list of local dermatologists will be provided if youi need follow-up care after this examination. Literature and sunscreen samples will also be available.
The clinic is located on the 4th floor, room 4-175 of the Phillips-Wangensteen Building. The address is 516 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Valet parking is available at the entrance of the building. Please call 612-626-4454 if you need more information, or visit www.dermatology.umn.edu.